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Research at the Department of Historical Studies mainly focuses on Swedish and Scandinavian issues, but the Mediterranean region and areas outside of Europe, such as the Incan Empire, are also represented.

Current projects include:

Ancient History and Archaeology

Burning Bones in the Greek Iron Age
Contact: Helene Whittaker

Dress Codes in Ancient Rome. Clothing in a socio-cultural context
Contact: Lena Larsson Lovén

Nubian Textiles at the Museum Gustavianum in Uppsala
Contact: Maciej Szymaszek

Power walks: Escorted movements in the cityscape of ancient Rome
Contact: Ida Östenberg

The New Swedish Cyprus Expedition. Excavations at the Late Cypriote city of Hala Sultan Tekke: The study of the earliest occupation.
Contact: Peter M. Fischer

The Swedish Jordan Expedition. Excavations at the city of Tall Abu al-Kharaz (Jabesh Gilead): Philistine traces in Transjordan - The early Iron Age remains.
Contact: Peter M. Fischer

The Swedish Palestine Expedition. Excavations at the city of Tell el-Ajjul, Gaza. The Middle and Late Bronze Age remains - Cultural synchronisation and absolute chronological studies.
Contact: Peter M. Fischer

Tracing the Provenance of Ancient Egyptian Textiles: Tove Alm's Collection
Contact: Maciej Szymaszek

War and Remembrance. Memories of Defeat in Ancient Rome
Contact: Ida Östenberg


Understanding Urban Identities (UUI) from the Bronze Age to the Roman time. The case of Vulci in the context of southern Etruria.

Contact: Serena Sabatini

A Secret Cultural Heritage: remains of the Cold War in the county of Västergötland
Contact: Tony Axelsson, Anders Gustafsson, Håkan Karlsson, Maria Persson

Archaeological and historical-geographical investigation of the localization of Villa de San Cristóbal de La Habana, Cuba
Contact: Håkan Karlsson, Anders Gustafsson

AREA-projektet (Archives of the European Archaeology).
Contact: Jarl Nordbladh

Authenticity, staging and communication. A comparative analysis of the public presentation of rock art at ten world-heritage sites at five continents
Contact: Anders Gustafsson, Håkan Karlsson

Bronze Age wool economy
Contact: Sophie Bergerbrant, Serena Sabatini, Karin M. Frei

Cultivated Wilderness: Socio-economic development and environmental change in pre-Columbian Amazonia
Contact: Per Stenborg

Forging Identities: the Mobility of Culture in Bronze Age Europe. A Marie Curie training networks project
Contact: Johan Ling

Digital Time Travels
Contact: Per Stenborg

Extraction of copper in Sweden during the Bronze Age? Possibility, myth or reality?
Contact: Johan Ling

Neolithic Lifeways (VR, Swedish Research Council financed project)
Contact: Karl-Göran Sjögren & Tony Axelsson

On the Nature of Maglemose. Meeting Methodologies and their Outcomes from Georg Sarauw to Eva David and beyond
Contact: Tove Hjørungdal

Pre-Columbian land use and settlement pattern in Amazonia
Contact: Per Stenborg

Scandinavia's role in the copper networks of Europe in the 2nd millenium BC
Contact: Johan Ling

The Early Modern Town. Local and Global (Vetenskapsrådet, Swedish Reserach Council)
Contact: Per Cornell

The Swedish Rock Art Research Archives (SHFA)
Contact: Kristian Kristiansen, Ulf Bertilsson

The Rise. Travels, transmissions and transformations in temperate northern Europe during the 3rd and 2nd millennium BC: the rise of Bronze Age societies
Contact: Kristian Kristiansen

The Rise II. Towards a new European Prehistory. Integrating aDNA, isotopic investigations, language and archaeology to reinterpret key processes of change in the prehistory of Europe
Contact: Kristian Kristiansen

World Crisis from Below: The after-use of the fearsome heritage at the former Soviet Missile Site at Santa Cruz de los Pinos, Cuba
Contact: Håkan Karlsson


Swedish Women On-line (SWO)
Contact: Maria Sjöberg

Borderline Missionary. Risk, Fear, Human Security, and Emotional Communities on the Baltic Rim (ca. 1000-1250) (VR, Swedish Research Council)
Contact: Wojtek Jezierski

Critical Heritage and the Environmental Humanities text seminar, convenor
Contact: Christine Hansen

The History of Orthopaedic Medicine/Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapy – a manipulated one?
Contact: Anders Ottosson

The market of Philantropy or the market’s Philantropy?
Contact: Anders Ottosson

A Jewish Web of Textiles and Connections 1782-1850
Contact: Anna Brismark, Pia Lundkvist

The database Sweden 1570-1805 - population, agriculture, land ownership
Contact: Lennart Andersson Palm, Martin Linde

Steering Styrene. The Swedish plastic hull industry and the implementation of environmental legislation 1951–2007: institutional and industrial change.
Contact: Lars Nyström


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